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 Post subject: John Pratt Says He Has Found the Plates of Mormon
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:44 am 
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LDS author John Pratt (of "Uranus Testifies of Christ" fame) claims he has found the plates of Mormon in South America.

Is it just me or does it seem like we are experiencing something of a blossoming of wacky LDS offshoots lately? Is Rusty Donuts losing his grip on the membership?

https://www.johnpratt.com/items/docs/2020/witness.html

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:58 am 
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Plates of Mormon!

:lol:

Yeah, right. And Egyptologist John Gee is going to find the name of the king on Facsimile No. 3!

Riiiiight. Silly Mormons. They are children that refuse to grow up and get rid of their religious toys.

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I wonder how DCP is going to work in Brother Pratt into his film at this point, since he is apparently a "wittness" now. Maybe he needs another million for some CGI to put him in the shots.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:23 am 
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LDS author John Pratt (of "Uranus Testifies of Christ" fame) claims he has found the plates of Mormon in South America.

Is it just me or does it seem like we are experiencing something of a blossoming of wacky LDS offshoots lately? Is Rusty Donuts losing his grip on the membership?

https://www.johnpratt.com/items/docs/2020/witness.html

Hooray for democratized religion! Down with the elites!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:48 am 
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I don't know how the Church can dispute this. Here is a picture of Johh Pratt hefting the Plates.
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This is as strong and more credible than the testimony of the 12 witnesses. Here we have actual photographs of the plates for all the world to see. If only Joseph Smith was as open in showing the Golden Plates to the world.

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I don't know how the Church can dispute this. Here is a picture of Johh Pratt hefting the Plates.
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This is as strong and more credible than the testimony of the 12 witnesses. Here we have actual photographs of the plates for all the world to see. If only Joseph Smith was as open in showing the Golden Plates to the world.

Can he run with them?

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Wow they look exactly the same as the artist depictions in church materials. Amazing.

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I believe! Now all he needs to do is start a sex-cult where the leaders get the choice of the litter and he will have something the world will really love.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:28 pm 
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Awesome. So the time has come. Let us all thank our lucky kaukobeams, preferably Kolob the one closest to God, for being so blessed to be among those held in reserved for this day.


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I guess if you look for long enough you learn how to pull golden plates out of Uranus.


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The thread title is a bit misleading. John Pratt has only been invited to be a witness to the plates that have been discovered/bestowed upon Mauricio Berger, whoever the hell he is.

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I have a question wrote:
The thread title is a bit misleading. John Pratt has only been invited to be a witness to the plates that have been discovered/bestowed upon Mauricio Berger, whoever the hell he is.

Maybe it will be the makings of a new church -- another splinter off the old block. Sounds like this new guy is going to have lots women to play with or boys, whatever he prefers.

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Damn I love this guy. I am getting verklempt here.

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DCP needs to either go down there and handle this set of plates and prayerfully inquire about their authenticity, or he needs to do the honest thing and delete this post:

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/danpeters ... snite.html

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I am curious about these Jadeites that Peterson refers to!

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Way back in 1952, Hugh Nibley published this little parable about the Book of Mormon in his book Lehi in the Desert and the World of the Jadeites. It still seems to me to fit a great many responses to the Book of Mormon (and, for that matter, to the Book of Abraham):

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I hope they gain many many followers, so we can see more of the crazy. And really, mainstream LDS should be made aware of this, and if they don’t accept it, asked why.

I mean, this is why: http://restorationbookstore.org/Brazil_ ... d_v2-4.pdf

And if you read the “translation” itself, it is laughably self-referential. But still, if a Brighamite Mormon would dismiss this based on the evidence, but not consider the mountain of similar evidence against the OG version of this (Book of Mormon, Book of Abraham, etc.), well, that’s an amusing but not surprising double-standard.

Regardless, I give Berger an A+ for effort; inscribed plates, sword of Laban, cool angel pics, etc. You’re really getting some entertainment value for your tithes and devotion with this guy.
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I am curious about these Jadeites that Peterson refers to!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:40 pm 
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Now that we have plates, surely someone will take some pictures and submit them to an expert for translation?


No?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:46 pm 
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Why do they not take pictures of each and every page and share it with the world to test, read, and enjoy? These days of cell phones could change everything. He claims he is scientific and he evinces nothing of a scientific attitude on any part of anything he experienced...... its truly almost silly. Seriously. SHOW US THE EVIDENCE, page by page and lets get this thing over with. True or not?

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This is pretty funny.

If for no other reason that it shows a sufficiently determined person can, in fact, construct a set of plates having the appearance of a historical artifact.


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I hope they gain many many followers, so we can see more of the crazy. And really, mainstream LDS should be made aware of this, and if they don’t accept it, asked why.

I mean, this is why: http://restorationbookstore.org/Brazil_ ... d_v2-4.pdf

And if you read the “translation” itself, it is laughably self-referential. But still, if a Brighamite Mormon would dismiss this based on the evidence, but not consider the mountain of similar evidence against the OG version of this (Book of Mormon, Book of Abraham, etc.), well, that’s an amusing but not surprising double-standard.

Regardless, I give Berger an A+ for effort; inscribed plates, sword of Laban, cool angel pics, etc. You’re really getting some entertainment value for your tithes and devotion with this guy.
:biggrin:


It blows my mind that someone wrote fifty pages of text refuting this. That really raises the question of just who is the crazy person here. My money is on the debunker.

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